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Post by Dieselspanner » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:05 am

Hi All

The time has come to sell a couple of bikes, in the last 7 years I've barely ridden them and having agreed to buy a barn as a 'project' for conversion into a maison secondaire I doubt I will in the foreseeable future.

One is a '74 ish 500 XT Yamaha, not in the best of condition but with an overhauled motor

The other is a '63 ish BSA A50 with a 650 motor, it was re built around 10 years and 1000 miles ago and has suffered a bit from being hauled from pillar to post but is still in decent enough nick.

Both have been 'exported' but not French registered, obviously I'll get them running before moving them on.

My question is 'Would I be better taking them back to the UK or selling via Leboncoin?' - of which I have no experience.

If any one on here - are there many left? - is interested please contact me through the site or at dieselspanner@aol.com

Cheers Stef



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Post by wizzard » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:13 am

Hi Stef
Both these bikes are desirable over here - the Yammy should certainly sell well as I know someone who has sold a few. They both qualify for FFVE registration, so pay your 60 euros each and get a certificate from FFVE, then registration is easy, and you will get a better price than if they are brit registered . Stick them up for sale on this site, Facebook, and Leboncoin - probably sell on Leboncoin best. You didnt mention prices on your post - always helps to get people interested. Good luck.
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Post by Dieselspanner » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:40 pm

Thanks for that. Wizzard

I ought to get around to the FFVE, it's been on my to do list for the same 7 years.........

As for a price, I've not a lot of idea, given the lack of registration, if anyone wants to start an online auction............

Cheers Stef

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Post by wizzard » Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:52 pm

Dieselspanner wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:40 pm
Thanks for that. Wizzard

I ought to get around to the FFVE, it's been on my to do list for the same 7 years.........

As for a price, I've not a lot of idea, given the lack of registration, if anyone wants to start an online auction............

Cheers Stef
They are nice bikes, but as neither have an electric start they are no good to me. Have a rake on Leboncoin but try and find a 74 XT as later ones have a lower value.
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Post by Dieselspanner » Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:55 pm

Thanks once more, Wizzard

Looks like three grand apiece once they're running, offers any one?

Cheers Stef

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Post by wizzard » Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:27 am

Dieselspanner wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:55 pm
Thanks once more, Wizzard

Looks like three grand apiece once they're running, offers any one?

Cheers Stef
Dont know about the BSA, but if the Yammy is clean, running well and registered thats pretty cheap.
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Post by Giscard » Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:00 pm

I don't know which part of France you are in but Hound Motorcycles are interested in old British iron.

http://www.hound-motorcycle.com/

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Post by Dieselspanner » Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:47 am

Thanks, Giscard.

Not an outfit I knew about, but it looks like a useful tip. once I drag the dust sheets off and get some loud noises going I'll drop them a line.

Cheers Stef

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